Continuing their tide of "enquiries" on Telugu Desam Party leaders, Income Tax sleuths raided different properties and locations related to MP Galla Jayadev last night. With just a few hours before polls, these raids have come as a shock for the TDP which has been bearing the brunt of BJP's vendetta politics against the party.
Similar raids have been conducted in Madhya Pradesh, which is a Congress-led state. Voicing his protest against the raids, Jayadev sat on a protest against this attitude of the Centre and in misusing democratic institutions. "The idea is to agonise Jayadev before elections. These have been conducted because Galla Jayadev spoke against the PM in the Parliament and questioned him," said TDP Spokesperson Lanka Dinakar.
The raids have been conducted at places where Jayadev's election campaign team has been residing. "I demand an explanation from the Prime Minister for these targeted raids," he said, in a fit of rage, adding "Why is TDP being targeted in Andhra Pradesh? If EC and other institutions are impartial, then shouldn't raids be conducted on all parties' leaders?," he questioned.
Earlier in the week, another TDP MP, C.M. Ramesh also had to face I-T raids after which TDP Chief N. Chandrababu Naidu sat on a protest against the Centre's attitude in misusing these institutions for its political gains. Going by these raids on TDP MPs, one surely questions the authenticity of them at a time when there are just a few hours left before polls.
Unfortunately, with such excesses against the TDP leaders, BJP and YSRCP are actually digging their own grave while the conspiracy against their common enemy is out in the open.